Court Reporters and Ethics

There are rules that court reporters must follow when it comes to, for example, formatting of transcripts, rates being charged, hiring practices, billing practices and, of course, impartiality when reporting. The formatting rules vary somewhat from state to state. However, it is imperative that court reporters do follow the rules set out by the state […]

Ethics First Program/National Court Reporters Association

Court Reporters: The Code of Professional Ethics of the National Court Reporters Association states that “Reporters should refrain from giving, directly or indirectly, any gift or anything of value to any person or entity associated with litigation that exceeds $100 in the aggregate per recipient each year. Nothing offered in exchange for future work is […]

Stenographer vs Court Reporter

As Juliet famously said, “what’s in a name?”  When it comes to choosing between a court reporter and a stenographer, there is a lot in a name.  We often hear the terms used interchangeably, when in fact there are differences.   Both court reporters and stenographers produce verbatim transcriptions of legal proceedings, be it in court, […]